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BV North towns in Memorial Day mode

By Rod Lee

They are older now of course and the turnout for parades isn’t what it used to be but members of Upton VFW Post 5594 will continue an important tradition by conducting Memorial Day observances next Monday (May 29th).

So too will veterans in other Blackstone Valley towns including Grafton, Millbury and Sutton.

“We had to shorten the parade route,” David Kennedy, quartermaster of Upton VFW Post 5594... Read More

Stowe Farm K-9 Kids Camp Prepares for summer dog training

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Maura O’Connor, a sixth-generation Stowe family descendent, wasn’t about to leave behind her American bulldog, Leo, the rescue dog assigned her at Star Academy for Professional Dog Trainers in Texas, where she became certified with a new diploma -- K-9 Training Specialist -- in March of 2017, following three months of school. Nor did she plan to return to the family farm with Tim Cohen, head... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene


by Christine Galeone

Although Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to honor and remember the many brave men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedom, it’s also a time for family, friends and neighbors to come together to gratefully celebrate that freedom. The holiday also signifies the unofficial start of summer. And with it, comes a more relaxed season.

Several Grafton businesses have embraced that summery feeling.... Read More

May 26, 2017 Blackstone Valley North

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